The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has dipped into the vaults – and come away with nostalgia.
UL Lafayette’s new Vintage Louisiana Collection features a retro-themed line of gear and non-apparel items, from T-shirts and caps to pennants and license plates.
Beginning Monday, Oct. 16, Vintage Louisiana gear and merchandise will be sold on campus at The Ragin' Cajuns Store outlets in the Student Union, M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field at Russo Park, and The Heritage at Cajun Village. The Vintage Louisiana Collection will also be available through local and national retailers, and online. Find a list of retailers here.
The collection’s launch coincides with the start of UL Lafayette’s Homecoming Week activities and comes as the University celebrates the 125th anniversary of its founding.
The officially licensed Vintage Louisiana Collection was created in response to fan demand; its products feature monikers, logos and images that stretch back decades, including SLI, USL and various incarnations of the storied bulldog mascot.
“Vintage Louisiana stitches together our rich academic and athletic history, and represents the evolution of the iconic Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns brand,” said Leslie Saloom, the University’s associate director of Trademark Licensing.
“The University has a storied history steeped in tradition. So, beyond the deep meaning our historic logos and icons hold for many alums and fans, they serve as reminder of what we’ve accomplished – and signal the promise of what lies ahead,” she added.
Vintage Louisiana items will be also sold from a “pop-up shop” inside the main entrance of Russo Park on Homecoming Day, Saturday, Oct. 21, when the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns will square off against the Georgia State Panthers. Kickoff is 7 p.m.
The collection was created as part of a partnership with CLC, the University’s trademark licensing company.
Learn more about the Vintage Louisiana Collection.
Photo caption: On Monday, UL Lafayette launches its Vintage Louisiana Collection, a retro-themed line of gear and non-apparel items. Vintage Louisiana merchandise will be sold at The Ragin' Cajuns Store outlets on campus. The collection will also be available through local and national retailers, and online. Graphic credit: University of Louisiana at Lafayette